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Stephen Wainwright

James B. Duke Prof Emeritus

Office: N/A, N/A, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Biology Dept, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7372

Mechanical design in plants and animals and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles. 2- and 3-D images and working models as hypotheses to clarify structure and function. Full Profile »

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Lingyu Wang

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 660-7372

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Joyah Watkins

Associate In Research

Phone: (919) 660-7442

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Jennifer Jo Wernegreen

Associate Professor of Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Office: 101 Science Drive, Box 3382, 2175 CIEMAS, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 101 Science Drive, CIEMAS Rm. 2175, Duke University, Box 3382, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 681-0331

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Jay Wheeler

Lab Research Analyst I

Phone: (919) 660-7321

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Richard A. White

University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Botany

Office: 046 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7305

Studies in my laboratory are focused on the development and systematic anatomy/morphology of vascular plants, especially pteridophytes. Research activity is primarily concerned with the patterns of initiation, differentiation and maturation of vascular tissues in shoots of ferns, and their bearing on concepts of vascular organization. In particular, we... Full Profile »

Margaret Wilbur

Research Administration Specialist

Office: 132 Biological Sciences, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-1000

Phone: (919) 613-8171

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Robert L. Wilbur

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Office: 258 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7317

I have concentrated my research efforts in the floras of the southeastern United States and Central America. In Costa Rica I have been involved in a floristic study of the plants in the rain forest at the Organization for Tropical Studies Research Station at La Selva. Taxa of particular interest are the tropical Campanulaceae and the Central American species of... Full Profile »

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Rachel Williams, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 613-8727

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John H. Willis

Professor of Biology

Office: 3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7340

We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information. Full Profile »

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Carmen Wilson

Associate In Research

Phone: (919) 613-8183

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William G. Wilson

Associate Professor of Biology

Office: 033 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 451-6688

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Dr Michael Windham, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Senior

Office: 266A Biological Sciences Bldg., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8732

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Ivalee Winstead Forehand

Accounting Specialist

Office: 130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 613-8726

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Gregory Allan Wray

Professor of Biology

Office: 125 Science Drive, 4104 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90325, Durham, NC 27708-0325

Phone: (919) 684-6696

I study the evolution of genes and genomes with the broad aim of understanding the origins of biological diversity. My approach focuses on changes in the expression of genes using both empirical and computational approaches and spans scales of biological organization from single nucleotides through gene networks to entire genomes. At the finer end of this spectrum of scale, I am focusing on understanding the functional consequences and fitness components of specific genetic variants within... Full Profile »

Justin Prouty Wright

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 255 Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 613-8096

My research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of patterns of biological diversity across the planet. I am particularly interested in two broad questions: 1)How does the modification of the environment by organisms affect community structure and ecosystem function? and 2) what aspects of biodiversity matter most in the regulation of ecosystem function? While much of my research has focused on wetland plant communities, I am willing to study any organism and work in any... Full Profile »

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Feihua Wu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Phone: (919) 613-8165

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